Tskhaltubo IDP Collective Center, Georgia (Caucasus) Peter_S
Tskhaltubo is a former Soviet sanatorium, turned into a shelter for internally displaced people (IDP) from the short but intense 1992-93 Abkhaz war. Some 7000 IDP have been living here since 18 years in poor, cramped and unsanitary conditions, waiting for another future, seemingly forgotten by the rest of the world. Tskhaltubo’s dilapidating buildings used to be the Soviet holiday paradise, now they are haunted by the ghosts of the past and the broken promises of the present. www.ps-photo.net Tskhaltubo, Georgia (Caucasus); 25.10.2011 M6; Zeiss ZM Biogon 35mm f/2 Ilford HP5+ pushed to 1600 ASA Hasselblad X1 scan, LR4.